Professor Ronald MacTaylor, Chairperson
Professors: Lorrie Comeford, Christine MacTaylor, Richard T. Wester, Todd Wimpfheimer
Associate Professors: Changqing Chen, Deborah Mason-McCaffrey, Jayashree Ranga
Assistant Professors: Fidelis Manyanga, Kristin Pangallo, Mustafa Yatin
Laboratory Instructors: Aziz El-Madi, James Ragwar
Professors: Mary C. Cavallaro, Myles D. Glazer, Joseph J. Szymanski, Edward Wall, Robert T. Wang
Bachelor of Science – Chemistry
American Chemical Society (ACS) Approved
Minimum Major Grade Requirement for Graduation
Chemistry majors must receive a grade of C or higher in all chemistry and physics courses in order to graduate.
Programs in Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry and Physics offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. The program provides graduates with a strong foundation in all branches of Chemistry including biochemistry, analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.
Chemistry majors are prepared to pursue careers and graduate study programs in areas such as chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, the environment, education, medicine, dentistry and law. Chemistry majors may also pursue careers in chemical sales, marketing, business and computer applications. For these career goals, courses and minors in economics, business, management, computer science, or marketing would be appropriate.
Bachelor of Science
The Bachelor of Science degree provides broad preparation for students seeking employment or graduate studies. The degree includes 47 credits hours in Chemistry and requires support courses in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.
The ACS approved option is a more rigorous program. The curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the ACS Committee on Professional Training. Upon successful completion of this program of study and recommendation of the faculty, the student will receive a certificate from the ACS Committee on Professional Training. The degree includes 54 credits hours of chemistry and requires support courses in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science. Students must complete a research project. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation. It requires support courses in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science.
The Biochemistry Concentration is designed for students with an interest in biochemistry and the chemical aspects of biotechnology. The degree includes 45 credits hours in Chemistry and 12 credits hours in Biology. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.
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